Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 | Los Angeles | CA | 90025-1040

Phone: 310-207-3800 | Fax: 310-820-5988

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Year of establishment 1975 Number of partners 29
Number of offices 6 Partner to associate ratio 1.10
Biggest office Los Angeles Percentage of women attorneys 11.30
Number of attorneys 55 Percentage of minority attorneys 18.20
Number of associates 26
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Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Look at this as an opportunity to live a more slow and laid back life. Working here has a serene feeling that is less stressful than other firms so use it to your advantage and get great experience while working here.

Pros: The firm is older so it is a settled laid back environment. It is consistent in the work load and has a set routine. They work with you to be flexible if you need different hours. The office environment is a friendly and positive one. The attorneys really help each other and are friends. They look to invest in their people.

Cons: The building and equipment is old so working on the computers can be slow which holds you up with getting work done quickly. Firm is on the lower end of the pay scale for this type of work.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


The firm is a medium-sized Intellectual Property Firm that focuses on excellent work product and building strong relationships with clients. Our attorneys bring a broad spectrum of technical knowledge, allowing us to handle difficult and complex IP matters. Yet our costs are reasonable, allowing us to provide high value to our clients. Expert Patent Attorneys Our patent attorneys bring a broad spectrum of technical knowledge to the law. They also have a deep understanding of key technologies. They are able to handle difficult and complex IP matters. Our attorneys have developed a specific style based on their knowledge of patent law with an eye on the intricacies required to succeed in patent litigation. Expert Trademark Attorneys We also know trademarks. All of our trademark partners are former PTO trademark examiners, and they are extremely well-versed in all areas of the field. This experience is invaluable in matters of corporate branding, the management of extensive trademark portfolios including prosecution and protection on a global level. No matter what your IP need, we have you covered. That’s just who we are.

Practice Areas

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Right Of Privacy

Hiring Criteria

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

A technical degree is required. A background in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or mechanical engineering is preferred.

Pro bono

Blakely Sokoloff does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

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BSTZ is an equal opportunity employer. We are a community committed to diversity where people flourish and individual differences are valued and respected. That respect is manifested in the diverse, creative and high caliber group of attorneys and staff that the firm has attracted through the years.

Summer associate program

Our summer program leads summer associates through an exploration of all aspects of intellectual property law during an intensive ten week program. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience where students gain valuable work experience and develop a real-world view about how a law firm works as a whole.

After completion of their second summer, local law students may continue to work with the firm on a part-time basis during the academic school year. Students from outside the area may assist with projects by telecommuting after they return to school. Based upon individual circumstances, it is possible to work with the firm on an on-going basis from the first summer up to joining the firm as a new attorney. This continuing relationship with the firm facilitates the transition from law clerk to attorney. With an intensive training and development program, challenging work assignments, mentoring, hands-on client experiences, and ample opportunities for social interaction, summer associates are equipped to reach their full potential.

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